Montreal Canadiens Jesperi Kotkaniemi Out For Season with Spleen Injury

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The Montreal Canadiens announced that forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi is sidelined for for the rest of the season with a spleen injury. Canadiens announce Jesperi Kotkaniemi will miss the remainder of the season with a spleen injury — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) March 11, 2020 Jesperi Kotkaniemi Out for Season The 19-year-old Finn was injured while playing […] READ MORE


2018-19 Calder Trophy Contenders

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A new NHL season brings with it a fresh crop of rookies, and a fresh set off hopes for the futures of nearly every NHL team. Along with helping their teams win, those rookies will also be chasing a prestigious individual award – the NHL’s Calder Trophy.  The following article looks at pre-season favourites and predictions for who […] READ MORE


TSP: Top 20 Affiliated NHL Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will be following the order of the first round of the NHL draft (as if there were no traded draft picks) and you can find […] READ MORE


Players to Watch at Montreal Canadiens Rookie Camp

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With September’s arrival, NHL training camps are right around the corner. For hockey fans, the long off-season is finally coming to an end. NHL rookie camps open September 6th. Fans and media can now get a look at some of the new faces and some old ones, that hope to make an impact with their […] READ MORE


TSP: Top Montreal Canadiens Prospects

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Welcome to the 2018 Top Shelf Prospects series.  As we go through the Summer of 2018 LWOH will be featuring a team-by-team look at the top prospects in the NHL. We will go team by team through the NHL bringing you a look at each Teams Top Prospects. We will be following the order of […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens sign Jesperi Kotkaniemi

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a three-year entry level contract. The agreement will see Kotkaniemi earn $832,500 at the NHL level with a signing bonus of $92,500 per season, for an average annual value of $925,000. There are also performance bonuses. He is set to make $70,000 per season at the AHL […] READ MORE


Montreal Canadiens Draft Review

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The NHL Entry Draft was held this past weekend in Dallas, Texas. With 11 picks in this years draft, the Habs were able to restock the cupboards with some talented young men and address some holes in the prospect pool in hopes to return to Stanley Cup contention. We are going to review the Montreal […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Mock Draft – Lottery Edition

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


Jesperi Kotkaniemi Scouting Report: 2018 NHL Draft #5

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the daily column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Each day I will bring you a new player profile or topical article in the lead-up to the 2018 NHL Draft. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the […] READ MORE


2018 NHL Draft Ranking, February Edition: #16-20

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Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column looking at Hockey’s Future Stars.  Over the next few days, we will be previewing the 2018 NHL Draft by ranking our top 31 prospects and honourable mentions. With the Junior seasons not just in Canada but throughout the world gearing up for the stretch drive and a […] READ MORE